Technip officially named its new state-of-the art pipelay vessel Deep Energy during a ceremony on Friday at Westcon Yard in FlorÃ¸, Norway.
Deep Energy is one of the largest and most capable pipelay vessels ever built. Specifically designed to operate in shallow to ultra-deep waters (3,000 meters) in the North Sea, Atlantic base and inter-continental projects, her service speed of 19.5 knots enables fast transit between work sites.
The Deep Energy is DP class 3 and primarily designed to handle subsea installation of reeled rigid pipe of up to 18″ in outer diameter. She has a normal operating dynamic top tension of 450 tons and is equipped with a highly efficient Pipe Line End Termination (PLET) handling system. She is also capable of installing flexible products, umbilicals, steel tube umbilicals and a variety of mid-line and end structures.
Technip and Westcon have worked together on the Deep Energy since its arrival at Westcon Yard FlorÃ¸ (previously STX Norway FlorÃ¸) in October 2011, and the vessel underwent successful sea trials in April after final outfitting and commissioning.
“The Deep Energy follows in the proud tradition of Technip’s industry leading vessels, the Deep Blue and the Apache II,” said Thierry Pilenko, Technip’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Technip is proud to introduce another valuable asset to its fleet as the performance of this new pipelay vessel will add further capabilities to the wide integrated range of services we already offer our clients and their projects.”
The Deep Energy was named by the vessel’s godmother, Patricia Pilenko, wife of Thierry Pilenko.
“We are delighted to announce that the Deep Energy is ready for delivery,” said Gustav Johan Nydal, Westcon’s Managing Director. “Together with our suppliers and thanks to a good cooperation with Technip, our shipyard has succeeded in completing one of the most advanced pipe laying vessels in the world. This achievement proves Westcon Shipyard FlorÃ¸’s capabilities and distinguishes Westcon in delivering special purpose vessel with sophisticated design.”
Vessel particulars can be downloaded HERE.